A fisherman who tried to free his Ford from a hay-filled bog set fire to the dry grass on his friend’s advice but ignited his car too which was burnt beyond repair.
Footage of the hapless motorist shows him trying to drive his black Ford SUV of the hay which appears to be from a bog.
But the wheels keep spinning under the heavy vehicle – registered in Yangzhou City in East China’s Jiangsu Province – which is bogged down near a river where they were fishing.
According to reports, the friend suggested setting fire to the hay on top of the bog, which would somehow change the texture of the grass and allow them to drive out without issue.
The Ford owner did as his mate suggested – and even posted a video of the grass burning dangerously close to his car.
The next shot, however, shows the pair having scurried far away as the flames inevitably engulfed his Ford, burning it through and through.
The two fishermen are not believed to have been harmed as a result of their mistake.
It was unclear at the time of writing whether the Ford had been written off – or whether the owner’s insurance would cover his blunder.
Social media user ‘Yuxiaoyu de Nanren’ wrote: “How does someone with this sort of IQ end up buying a car?”
‘Yiwei Nianqing Wangyou’ asked: “Did they at least catch some fish?”
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